Talks Programme

Headline Lecture: Insights into the Ashmolean Museum's Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Astrolabe © Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford

Friday 16 September, 10am
LAPADA Fair Brasserie

The LAPADA Fair is pleased to have the Ashmolean Museum as its Cultural Partner for the second year. Dr. Francesca Leoni, Curator of the Ashmolean Museum's upcoming exhibition, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural, will offer her unique insight into the fascinating ‘licit’ divinatory arts practiced in medieval and early modern Muslim societies – from dream interpretation, astrology and bibliomancy to geomancy, physiognomy and the associated practices of amulet-making.

Places at the lecture are free with a Fair ticket but must be booked in advance. Email talks@lapada.org to reserve your place.


The Chitra Collection: Uncover the secrets of tea Curators talks with Olivia Fryman & Amber Turner

Tuesday 13 September, 4pm in the LAPADA Fair Brasserie
Saturday 17 September, 4pm in the LAPADA Fair Brasserie

Silver-gilt teapot by Adam Loofs, the court goldsmith to William III, Stadholder of the Netherlands and King of England, The Hague, 1701.

This year the LAPADA Fair is pleased to host an exhibition of The Chitra Collection, the UK’s finest private collection of historic teawares. The exhibition showcases a selection of pieces from the collection that shed light on the extraordinary history of tea and the rich material culture that it has inspired. The Chitra Collection curators, Olivia Fryman and Amber Turner, will be offering two tours of the exhibition and offering their insight into the exquisite and innovative tea wares that reveal the importance and diversity of tea drinking customs across the world.

Places at the lecture are free with a Fair ticket but must be booked in advance. Email talks@lapada.org to reserve your place.


Apollo Breakfast & Tour of LAPADA Fair

Saturday 17 September, 10am, meeting at Fair reception

Apollo editor Thomas Marks leads a tour of the fair, focusing on the artists and craftsmen who have been inspired by this great city and made it their marketplace. Covering everything from painting to objets d’art, this tour promises an insight into how London has maintained its position as a thriving centre for art for centuries.

Places at the tour are free with a Fair ticket but must be booked in advance. Email events@apollomag.com to reserve your place.


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